Hello Mysidians! I have a big announcement to make! The Mysidia Post will be rebranding as Mysidia Gaming from this point forward! I will explain my decision below, although the reason is pretty straight forward, but first I want to talk about how this all began.
A year and a half ago, I started a written blog for the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game called The Mysidia Post. I had a ton of fun writing and I learned a lot about content creation. However, as time went on and I improved my craft, I found myself wanting to try new things and see how much I could grow and learn. I started my YouTube channel 8 months ago and have come a long way since then. Since The Mysidia Post joined YouTube, I have covered the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as well as branched out into mobile games. While I intend to continue focusing on the former, I think my old channel name does not sum up what I do anymore. Therefore, I made the decision to switch to Mysidia Gaming.
In the free time I have gained during this pandemic I have worked hard to learn more about design, editing photos and video, speaking on camera, and more. I am proud to unveil my new channel logo, created by myself.
Going forward the only change you can expect from my content is my new logo and branding. I still plan to cover FFTCG, Dragon Quest of the Stars, and to dabble in other content as I continue to practice and hone my skills. Thank you for your support thus far in my journey, I hope I can count on you in the time ahead!
Welcome Mysidians to Fabul, a peaceful kingdom defended by high walls and an order of formidable monks. These martial artists excel in hand to hand combat and are led by their humble yet fearless, leader, Yang Fang Leiden. Now we are not here to today about Yang, however. This article will be focussed on Yang’s daughter and disciple, Ursula (11-064L).
Ursula is the latest of hyper-specific Earth Legends that can only be played in decks built around them. As Earth is my favourite element, I am not always a fan of this design choice. In this case, I have found some optimism (doesn’t hurt that Ursula is Category IV). I recently played some test games on Untap.in with my pal David using an Ursula/Monk deck. While the games were casual, I was surprised by how useful Ursula’s abilities were, and how often I had a chance to use them. That inspired me to write this article, so let’s get started.
Note: I am going on a 14-day trip with my school to Europe and will miss a lot of the spoilers for Opus XI, hence the early article. Please take this into consideration if amazing Monk cards are revealed in Opus XI but are not featured in the article.
Welcome back Mysdians. Today I am joined by my friend and podcast co-host David to talk about five Opus XI spoilers that are really getting us excited to build new decks. In this article we will each take turns talking about a card that we are personally looking forward to. Let us know in the comments below if there are any cards that you can't wait to play with! Alright, lets get started.
Today Square Enix revealed their new Card of the Week for Opus XI and boy is it is a wild one. Sephiroth 11-130L is our Dark Legend for the upcoming set and has a lot powerful text. Post announcement we have already heard cries that this iteration of the One-Winged Angel is prime example of power creep, which I don’t necessarily disagree with. I do want to talk about the potential for this card, rather than talk about if it is OP or not. In my opinion, Sephiroth fits into two distinct types of decks. But I am getting ahead of myself, let’s talk about the card first.
Welcome back everyone, I apologize for the articles being few and far between. The busiest time of year for me is right after Christmas as my job as a teacher and athletic director really pick up. I also coach a wrestling team, and we are approaching our final two weeks of the season! I hope to become more consistent again with content in late February/March.
Today we are talking FFVII Starter spoilers. FFVII is such a popular archetype, and has a lot of viable strategies in Fire, Earth, Wind, Lightning, and Ice. This is a deck builders dream, as any 5 of those elements can be combined to promote different synergies. We received a lot of support this set in Ice, Fire, Earth, and Lightning, and will get more support once we see what else Opus XI has to offer us FFVII fans. Below I will go through each card and give my full opinion on it, please feel free to comment and let me know what you think or if I missed any important or cool interactions with a card!
When I was deciding between which events to attend this year for FFTCG, I faced a dilemma that I think a lot of players have debated on. There are only so many events you can attend, between price and time off from work, can you choose to go to a non-qualifying event over something like a Crystal Cup? There have been multiple non-qualifying events to choose from in the last few months. Reunion II, The Summoning, and Fan Fair were all on my list of potential travels. In the end I decided that I had to go to Reunion, one of the biggest motivations being that I wanted to meet all my Cards of Ivalice teammates in person and support James Lockwood’s event. So here I am back from Reunion and I’ll tell you straight off the bat, I don’t regret going for a second. The great news is, there are more and more fan made events cropping up this year, so let’s talk about what made Reunion so great and why you might consider traveling for these types of events (Reunion III next year for example).
Welcome back Mysidians, it has been awhile since I wrote an article, as I have been focusing on getting my YouTube channel established. I would like to get back to some of my favourite content, which is deck techs. Hopefully for these deck techs I will be able to give both an article and video version. When I write an article, it gives me a ready-made script for a video, so it’s all about finding the time to do both.
This first deck tech I will be doing for Opus X is a very special one, as I am bringing in my first consultant to help with the write-up. For this article, I will be using a local player’s (and friend’s) Rydia Summons deck list. He will also be consulting on the write up itself to make sure I communicate all the important info about the deck. I want to thank Julian for helping out with this, he is one of the most creative deck builders I know, but also one of the nicest players at our Vancouver locals, and has been a staple there since the game’s inception.
Before we get into the specific strategies this deck uses, let’s take a look at the list itself.
Walking into Good Games to my first locals, I was of course playing my Burnt WOFFles deck as highlighted in my first article FFTCG: The Adventure Begins.
Quick recap, Burnt WOFFles is a pyromaniacs dream built around pinging damage from backups such as Ace [10-131S], Tellah [5-015H], Black Waltz 2 [3-015R] and forward Zack [10-007H]. My aim was to combine this with an Ifrita [9-002H] and the WOFF characters that Opus X brought in.
Alex is a FFTCG player from Vancouver, Canada. His favourite Final Fantasy is IV and his favourite Elements are Earth and Ice, although he has a soft spot for fire.